NEW YORK CITY BALLET CLOSE-UP PROGRAMS WINTER 2012

January 14, 2012

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NEW YORK CITY BALLET CLOSE-UP PROGRAMS WINTER 2012

Children’s Workshops, Seminars and Special Events To Be Presented by NYCB Dancers, Artistic Staff, and Insiders

This winter NYCB will present a series of Close-Up programs for both children and adults designed to give audiences a closer look at NYCB and its repertory. NYCB dancers, choreographers, ballet masters, musicians and designers will share insights and behind-the-scenes stories to help audiences better understand and appreciate all that goes into a performance.

A highlight of this winter’s Close-Up programs will be a special event for families on February 4 at 11 a.m., Ballet for Young People: Storytelling at New York City Ballet. During this interactive educational program designed for children four and older, young audiences will discover how NYCB artists tell a story through movement and have the opportunity to create a story ballet of their own.

Other highlights this winter will be a Seminar on January 23 at 6 p.m., Designing for Dance, which will explore the designs for Paul McCartney’s Ocean’s Kingdom, and a Seminar on February 6 at 6 p.m., Meet The Dancers, which will feature the next generation of NYCB dancers discussing how they take on leading roles. A complete schedule of programs follows.

FAMILY CLOSE-UP PROGRAMS

Saturday, January 21, 12:45 – 1:30 PM

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP – Inspired by Robbins’ The Concert

45-Minute interactive pre-performance program; appropriate for children 4-7; tickets $12 per person

 

Saturday, January 28, 12:45 – 1:30 PM

CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP – Inspired by Balanchine and Robbins’ Firebird

45-Minute interactive pre-performance program; appropriate for children 4-7; tickets $12 per person

 

Saturday, February 4, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

BALLET FOR YOUNG PEOPLE – Storytelling at New York City Ballet

Interactive onstage demonstration with excerpts performed by NYCB’s dancers with live music from members of the NYCB Orchestra; appropriate for children 4 and above; tickets $20 per person

 

Sunday, February 12, 3:00-3:45 PM

IN MOTION: WORKSHOP AND PERFORMANCE PAIRING – Inspired by Balanchine’s Vienna Waltzes

Unique combination of an interactive movement workshop led by NYCB artists followed by a performance of the featured ballet; appropriate for children 8-12; workshop and performance of Vienna Waltzes tickets $40 per person

Children’s Workshops and In Motion programs take place in the NYCB Rehearsal Studios at the Rose Building at Lincoln Center (165 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue). Ballet for Young People programs take place in the David H. Koch Theater (Entrance at West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue). Tickets for family programs are available at the David H. Koch Theater box office, online at nycballet.com, or by calling 212-496-0600. Please see nycballet.com/close-up for additional family program information.

 

CLOSE-UP PROGRAMS FOR ALL AUDIENCES

 

Monday, January 23, 6:00-7:30 PM

SEMINAR – Designing for Dance

90-Minute onstage panel discussion about the designs for Paul McCartney’s Ocean’s Kingdom; tickets $15 per person (free for NYCB members)

 

Monday, February 6, 6:00-7:30 PM

SEMINAR – Meet the Dancers

90-Minute onstage panel discussion with the next generation of dancers addressing taking on leading roles; tickets $15 per person (free for NYCB members)

 

Friday January 27, Friday February 10, and Friday February 24, 6:45 PM

DANCER CHAT

Informal pre-performance dancer chats, featuring the opportunity to ask NYCB dancers questions one-on-one; tickets FREE

Seminars take place onstage at the David H. Koch Theater. Tickets are available at the David H. Koch Theater box office. Dancer Chats take place in the NYCB Rehearsal Studios at the Rose Building at Lincoln Center. For reservations please call (212) 870-5666.

 

Major annual funding for New York City Ballet is provided by:

Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation

Harriet Ford Dickenson Foundation/Miss Gillian Attfield

Mary P. Oenslager Foundation Fund of the New York Community Trust

John L. and Barbara Vogelstein

Lincoln Center Corporate Fund

Denise Sobel and Norman Keller

Michael and Sue Steinberg

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Solomon

Marlene Hess and James D. Zirin

The John and Sue Ann Weinberg Foundation

The Shubert Foundation

David W. Heleniak

 

Public support for NYCB is provided by:

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs

National Endowment for the Arts

New York State Council on the Arts

Major support for new work is provided by contributions from members of the New Combinations Fund and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation. Major funding for the 20th Anniversary of the New Combinations Fund is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

New York City Ballet gratefully acknowledges the Lila Acheson and DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund, which provides support for new work and audience development.

New York City Ballet’s musical leadership is endowed in part by the Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro Fund for Musical Excellence.

The creation and performance of works by Peter Martins is funded in part by an endowment gift from the Solomon family, given in loving memory of Carolyn B. Solomon.

New York City Ballet’s performances of works by George Balanchine are supported in part by the Balanchine Production Fund, an endowment created through The Campaign for New York City Ballet.

The 2011-2012 student matinees are generously underwritten by Mrs. Ralph Kern.

American Airlines is New York City Ballet’s Official Airline.

Danskin is the official tight of New York City Ballet.

Bacardi is the official liquor sponsor of New York City Ballet.

 

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